Roasting asparagus brings out a wonderful flavor in the vegetable, the tips taste like popcorn to me! It's infinitely better than boiled. I grind on liberal amounts of pepper and a good sprinkling of salt.
This asparagus is so simple, it hardly counts as a recipe. But it's also so delicious, I had to share it.
Either skinny or thick asparagus can be used, most people have a preference. Go with whatever yours is. Just note, I used skinny, so you may have to adjust your cooking time for wider asparagus.
Crispy, Peppery Roasted Asparagus
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper lots of it
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Snap off the ends of asparagus and place on a baking sheet. Pour olive oil across top, along with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
- Bake for 25 minutes.